Brewed by Schneider Weisse G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
Style: Eisbock
Kelheim, Germany


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RATINGS: 2505   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88/5   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
Aventinus, the Wheat Doppelbock of Bavaria, has always been known to be the most intense and complex wheat beer in the world. This was the case for the past sixty years, but not anymore...
Up until the 1940’s, Aventinus was shipped all over Bavaria in containers lacking temperature control. Consequently, the precious drink partially froze during transportation. Unaware that the brew was concentrated by the separation of water from the liquid. People were baffled by this unique version of Aventinus. By chance, the first Aventinus Eisbock was created.
Well aware of this story, Hans Peter Drexler, brewmaster of the Schneider brewery, decided to recreate this classic "mistake" in a modern controlled facility. Thus, the Aventinus Eisbock is reborn sixty years later ... Prost!

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GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - SEP 16, 2008
Pours dark honey color with a tall lasting head resting to a decent ring of lace. Aromas of baked fruitcake, nuts, and jerky. Full nectar weight with mellow residual effers. Full malty sweetness packed with tons of complex flavanoids. Dark plumbs, nectarine, melon, kiwi, coffee, etc. The finish is long with lingering sweetness and no bittering just a touch of acidity. I really dig the aroma.

verymerrymonk (413) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 13, 2008
Pour is a murky brown with a thin, lasting tan head. The mouthfeel that I love from the regular Aventinus. Dark fruits and sugar. Good but the high alcohol presence makes it a little less desirable.

DSG (15237) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - SEP 13, 2008
UPDATED: FEB 5, 2014 Re-rate 1/14: Bottle sample at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks Yoav. Murky brown. Aroma of fruity esters, caramel, a bit of bubblegum and some spiciness. Sweet flavor with lots of fruity esters, caramel, a bit of bubblegum and light spiciness in the finish. Medium to full-bodied, rounded mouthfeel. Nice. 7/3/7/4/14=3.5

Re-rate 12/28/12: Bottle sample at tasting. Thanks kerenmk. Deep red color with a slightly pinkish head. Aroma full of malt, some fruits, a bit of phenols and alcohol. Sweet alcoholic flavor with fruity esters and light wheat tartness. Medium to full-bodied. Nice and warming. 6/4/7/4/13=3.4

Re-rate 9/6/10: Bottle sample at a tasting. Thanks Elad. Muddy brown. Aroma of fruity esters (lots of banana), some spiciness, bubblegum, some malt and alcohol. Sweet flavor of bubblegums, fruits, caramel, a bit of bread and a bit of alcohol. Medium to full-bodied. Very nice. 7/3/7/4/15=3.6

Bottle. Dark brown color, almost opaque, with a big beige head that diminishes slowly. Aroma is interesting, bursting with both wheaty fruity esters (banana, hints of apples) and caramelly malt, as well as some alcohol. Sweet flavor with wheat, fruits, some spices, light phenolic bubblegum hints, dark bread, malt, some caramel and an alcoholic taste that’s getting stronger towards the finish. Medium to full-bodied and a fluffy mouthfeel with strong carbonation.
As the beer warms up its malty character gets a bit more prominent, the wheaty side gets slightly quieter, the strong carbonation settles down a bit, and the alcohol manages to mingle with the other flavors better, making the beer more balanced both in flavor and mouthfeel. My initial score for this beer was 3.5 as it was a bit too messy and theres was a bit too much alcohol for my liking, but now as it got warmer I changed it to 3.8. This one could be a great winter sipper. 7/4/8/4/15=3.8

juiceisloose (1543) - Windermere, Florida, USA - SEP 12, 2008
Pours a dark, deep reddish purple color with a big, foamy white head that settles very quickly. The aroma shows notes of banana, wheat, dark vinous fruit with a caramel malt base. This is very similar to the regular aventinus. The flavor follows the same lines with a really concentrated flavor of dark and vinous fruits, some wheat characters, and a good bit of sweetness from the dark malts and alcohol. The alcohol started creeping up as this one warmed up. Medium-full bodied with a syrupy mouthfeel thats leads to a fruity finish with some heat on the way down. I can see how the freezing really makes all the flavors more concentrated. Nicely crafted beer.

ThatBrendan (8) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 12, 2008 does not count
This is a Dunkelweiss on steroids! Rich, malty to an extreme with a fascinating aroma, opaque reddish brown colour and a fascinating Coca-Cola like aftertaste this beer is truly something special. The only thing seperating it from pure perfection is that I wouldn’t mind if it had a better head to it.

EricE (1372) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 9, 2008
Opaque red-brown pour with a thin white head. Lots of banana and clove on the aroma. Sweet vanilla and fruit as well. Intense flavor. Very sweet with fruity cloves and some maple. Very bitter finish. Alcohol hits you like a punch in the face. A bit too much for me and prevented me from enjoying it more.

Soonah (1120) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - SEP 9, 2008
Poured a turbid brown color that supported an off-white, two-finger tall head. The head had some staying power and there were streaks of lacing. The aroma was malt, alcohol, wheat and something like prunes. The flavor was dominated by malt and wheat with some softer fruit and a bit of alcohol. Almost medium in body and not the smoothest finish. Decent.

blutt59 (6579) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 6, 2008
bottle, muddy brown cola color and head, nose is raisins , caramel and cherry, flavor is coke, wheat, dark fruits with a dry finish

jfb (6617) - GERMANY - SEP 1, 2008
(bottle) murkiest dark brown colour, frothy mahogany head, sticky consistency. aroma has strong banana notes, cherries, vanilla, cinnamon, cloves, alcohol. flavour is the same, with more alcohol and chocolate, coffee and caramel notes, very complex. strong, full and sweet body with a burning finish – a slow sipper!

couchand (182) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - AUG 25, 2008
Copper tinted dark brown, some long-lasting creamy head. Strong sweet nose, some graininess, light clove and banana notes. Somewhat metallic aroma. Strong alcohol character, ethyl and fusel, strong sweetness. Warm and robust alcohol burning. Light fruitiness, a note of bitterness. Strong but not overpowering, fades quickly to a residual sweet malty effect. Lingering roasted character.

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